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School Board OKs land deal

The Oxford School Board approved a $2.56 million land purchase contract this afternoon for 65 acres, or $39,500 per acre, with Thomas Webb Avent and Murray Avent for land in Oxford Commons, located at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue. The land will be used as the site for the new high school. An additional 10 acres was donated by the Avents to the school district. An additional $913,500 will be paid by the district to extend Sisk Avenue 1,500 feet into the Oxford Commons development. See Thursday’s EAGLE for additional details on the land purchase. (November 17, 2010)

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    Lafayette County students in the spirit of giving

    Lafayette County School District adopted the Operation Christmas Child program this year with elementary schools students raising money for the program and Lafayette High School students collecting items for the shoeboxes. To donate, contact Mae Stone at 801-8511. (November 16, 2010, Page 6A)

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      Education Briefs

      • Vet Speaks to DDES Students
      • Mize, Rutherford named to Literacy team
      • AR goals met at BES
      • Sufka honored by Iowa State
      • UM ROTC runs for Vets

       (November 16, 2010, Page 6A)

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        WV teen killed in weekend wreck

        A Water Valley High School graduate was killed late early Sunday morning when his vehicle ran off the road for unknown reasons.

        Jeremy Michael Barber, 19, was pronounced dead by Yalobusha County coroner Ronnie Stark just after midnight Sunday on Highway 32 East.

        Barber suffered massive trauma during the one-vehicle wreck. It was unknown this morning what caused Barber to lose control of his vehicle. (November 15, 2010, Page 2A)

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          Food to go packed with love

          LovePacks started last year as a pilot program at Bramlett Elementary and has quickly grown up to feed about 40 children at all three Oxford elementary schools. (November 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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            OHS stages comedy of manners

            Oxford High School presents “She Stoops to Conquer,” a comedy of manners or satire about social class this weekend. Opening on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the play stars a range of performers from avid theatre actors to newcomers to the stage. (November 10, 2010, Page 1)

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              Education briefs

              • Lafayette to host Veteran’s Day assembly
              • OUS To host Veteran’s Day assembly
              • OMS Choir sets fall concert
              • More LMS honor roll students named
              • Clay receives grant to champion creativity
              • Walking Wednesdays continue
              • Della Davidson book fair set this week
              • GED testing set at NWCC
              • NWCC ACT workshop set
              • Chandler inducted into Alpha Chi honor society
              • OHS to stage ‘She Stoops to Conquer’
              • LHS students help green district
              • LHS academic team recently competed in the Miss Academic Competition
              • OMS releases honor rolls

               (November 9, 2010, Page 6)

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                Oxford students honored Monday for high test scores

                Eighteen Oxford School District students, in grades third through eighth, were honored during Monday night’s regular School Board meeting for obtaining the highest possible scores on the math section of the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2.

                One student, Christi Forgette, achieved the highest possible score on the language arts portion of the test. She was in sixth grade at Oxford Middle School when she took the test in May.

                Thirteen of the students attend Della Davidson, four are from Oxford Middle School and three are from Oxford Elementary. (November 9, 2010, Page 2)

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                  Library, YAC team up for publishing project

                  Local students have a chance to help write a novel this year as the Lafayette Oxford Public Library and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council have teamed up to have a community-wide collaborative story.

                  For more on the project, visit 9, 2010, Page 7)

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                    Board clarifies bond issue details

                    The Oxford School Board met Thursday during a special meeting to discuss publishing an ad in today’s edition of The Oxford EAGLE to address community concerns over the school district’s capital improvement plan.

                    The school board approved to pay for an ad that ran on page 5A in today’s EAGLE using the school board’s individual funds, not through district funds. (November 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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